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newsbadminton3 months ago

BAI writes to BWF after postponement of Malaysia Open, seeks clarity on Tokyo qualification

The suspension of the Malaysia Open is a huge blow for shuttlers like Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth, who were aiming to qualify for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in the same. With just one qualifying event left, the BAI enquired the BWF regarding the qualification scenario for the remaining slots.
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newsbadminton3 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Looking forward to playing in the Olympics and winning a medal, states Sai Praneeth

Indian shuttler Sai Praneeth is looking forward to play at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and also eyeing to win a medal in the same. No Indian male has won a medal at the spectacle, with Parupalli Kashyap and Kidmabi Srikanth produced best performances with quarter-final finishes in 2012 and 2016.
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newsbadminton5 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympic | BWF extends qualification period till June 15

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has extended the Olympic qualification period till June 15. Meanwhile, international badminton is set to resume with the YONEX Swiss Open 2021 (2-7 March) and YONEX All England Open 2021 (17-21 March), while the Singapore Open takes place in May.
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newsbadminton8 months ago

I'm definitely in the race for 2021 Tokyo Olympics, asserts Saina Nehwal

Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal has asserted that she is all geared up and working hard for the upcoming 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The Olympic medallist is all set to make her comeback in professional badminton during the BWF Asian Tour which has been pushed back to January 2021.
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newsbadminton9 months ago

Not thinking about qualifying for the Olympics, reveals Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal stated that she is not thinking about qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics as of now, rather she is trying improving her fitness and taking care of her injuries going forward. The Olympic Bronze medallist, who is the 22-ranked player in the world, pulled out of the Denmark Open recently.
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newsbadmintona year ago

Badminton national camp kick-starts in Hyderabad ahead of Thomas and Uber Cup

The national badminton camp for players preparing for the Thomas and Uber Cup has started in Hyderabad, on Monday. Meanwhile, P.V. Sindhu has already opted out of the Uber Cup due to personal reasons, even though she hasn’t informed her participation in the Denmark Open 1 and Denmark Masters.
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newsbadmintona year ago

P.V. Sindhu pulls out of Uber Cup owing to personal reasons

P.V. Sindhu has pulled out of next month’s Uber Cup finals due to personal reasons and might also miss out on the Super 750 tournaments in Denmark. The Hyderabad-based player became the first Indian to become a World Champion when she earned the title last year in Basel, Switzerland.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

Singapore Open | PV Sindhu loses in semis to Nozomi Okuhara

India’s contention at the Singapore Open came to a halt after PV Sindhu bowed out following a straight games defeat against Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara. Sindhu had previously beaten Indonesia’s Lyanny Alessandra Mainaky, Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt, and China’s Cai Yanyan to reach the semifinals.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

Reports | India’s doubles badminton coach Tan Kim Her resigns

According to a report by Scroll.in, India’s doubles badminton coach Tan Kim Her has stepped down around 18 months before the completion of his tenure. His tenure was to end only after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics but he has resigned from the position citing personal reasons behind the decisions.
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newsbadminton3 years ago

Indonesia Masters | PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth qualifies for Round 2

India’s singles shuttlers PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth have won their respective first round matches at the ongoing Indonesia Masters to qualify for Round 2. In the doubles category, the pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy also made it to the second round of the competition. 
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